Fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics

The fencing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature 12 events, the first time that both team and individual events have been held in all three weapons for both men and women.[1]

Fencing
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenueMakuhari Messe
Dates24 July - 1 August 2021
No. of events12
Competitors212
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Originally scheduled for 25 July to 2 August 2020, but the games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it was rescheduled to 24 July to 1 August 2021.[2]

QualificationEdit

There are 200 quota spots for fencing at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Qualification will be primarily based on the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime (FIE) Official Ranking as of April 4, 2020, with further individual places available at 4 zonal qualifying tournaments.

For the team events, 8 teams qualify in each event. Each team must be composed of at least 3 fencers. The top 4 ranked teams qualify. The next-best ranked team from each zone (Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Oceania) will qualify as long as it is ranked in the top 16. If a zone does not have any teams ranked between 5th and 16th, the best-placed nation not already qualified will be selected regardless of zone.

For individual events, the 3 fencers from the team event qualify for individual competition automatically. Six more places will be awarded based on the rankings (ignoring fencers from countries with team qualifications, and considering only the top fencer from each country): the top 2 fencers from each of Europe and Asia-Oceania, and the top 1 fencer from each of Americas and Africa, qualify. 4 more places (1 per zone) will be awarded through zone qualifying tournaments; only countries without a qualified fencer in an event will be eligible to participate in these zone qualifying tournaments.

The host country, Japan, is guaranteed a minimum of 8 quota spots.

Participating nationsEdit

ScheduleEdit

P Preliminaries QF Quarter-Finals SF Semi-Finals F Finals

[3][4]

Date Jul 24 July 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 Aug 1
Event M E M E M M E M E M E M E M E M
Men's Individual épée P QF SF F
Men's team épée P QF SF F
Men's Individual foil P QF SF F
Men's team foil P QF SF F
Men's Individual sabre P QF SF F
Men's team sabre P QF SF F
Women's Individual épée P QF SF F
Women's team épée P QF SF F
Women's Individual foil P QF SF F
Women's team foil P QF SF F
Women's Individual sabre P QF SF F
Women's team sabre P QF SF F

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

MedalistsEdit

Men'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
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Team épée
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Individual foil
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Team foil
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Individual sabre
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Team sabre
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Women'sEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual épée
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Team épée
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Individual foil
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Team foil
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Individual sabre
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Team sabre
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Fencing". Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ McCurry, Justin; Ingle, Sean (24 March 2020). "Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 24 March 2020.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Schedule - Fencing Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Fencing Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.

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